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Omicron Covid Variant, Online Rehab and London Addiction Treatment

Online Rehab and Rehab in London, Addition Treatment

With news of the Omicron Covid variant and the first cases being reported in the UK, including in London, we want to set out clearly what’s available from Help Me Stop for people who are suffering with addiction, both in the UK and overseas.

The message from us is very simple: our London addiction treatment centres in west and central London are open and fully operational. Our Dayhab programme continues for everyone who chooses face-to-face rehab in London.

For anyone who is concerned about the Omicron Covid variant, including people who want or need to shield for themselves or a loved one, our Online Rehab is a highly effective addiction treatment programme. It’s available to anyone with a computer and wifi, from any location. Both our programmes are very affordable, at around 5-10% of the cost of many residential rehab providers. They are also much more effective than the national average, measuring at 80% (Dayhab) and 85% (Online Rehab) successful treatment exits, compared to the national average of 50%.

Call +44(0)208 191 9191 or contact us here to book your free addiction assessment.

What is Online Rehab?

Help Me Stop is the pioneer of intensive online addiction treatment in the UK. We launched our Online Rehab in March 2020, as the first coronavirus lockdown came in, with the strictest restrictions imposed on our everyday lives since wartime. Our Online Rehab offers intensive group therapy over the internet, Monday to Friday. All clients receive a weekly 1-2-1 counselling session too. There are streams in the morning (9.15am to 11.30am) and the evening (6.15pm to 8.30pm). On completing our six-week programme, all clients have three months of free aftercare available to them.

Our Online Rehab overcame the tightest coronavirus restrictions in 2020, giving a flexible and affordable addiction treatment option to everyone struggling with the disease. Going forward, our Online Rehab has become the choice of working people, parents, carers, people in remote locations and many clients who live overseas, who all need flexible, low-cost addiction treatment.

Erick accessed our Online Rehab from Johannesburg

We operate our Online Rehab from London, but Erick’s story proves that distance is no barrier to feeling connection and achieving addiction recovery. Don’t let Omicron or Covid fears stop you getting addiction treatment.


If I Choose Online Rehab, Does it Work?

We get asked this often, and the statistics are very clear. Online Rehab is as effective as face-to-face addiction treatment. Our success rate of 85% (2020-2021) far exceeds the national average of 50% for successful treatment exits. We’ve written about the effectiveness of Online Rehab, as well as how our online addiction treatment programme works. By breaking down barriers to addiction treatment, we’re finding that engagement levels and motivation are high amongst our clients, who have traditionally been excluded due to the price and disruption to life of residential treatment.

What If I Prefer Face-to-Face Rehab in London?

Then, we are still very much here for you. At our London addiction treatment centres, we run an intensive therapeutic programme for people with alcohol and/or drug addiction. In the last quarter, there was an 80% success rate (August to October 2021). This far exceeds the current national average of 50% for successful treatment exits. The Help Me Stop London Dayhabs operate Monday to Friday in Fitzrovia (Camden) and Acton (Ealing): nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road or Goodge Street for our central London rehab, and Acton Town or Acton Central (Overground) for our west London rehab.

You come into your choice of our London rehabs each day, then we guide you through the rest. Expect daily group therapy, weekly 1-2-1 counselling, 12 step focused assignments, recovery workshops and more. You can read more about what’s included in our addiction treatment programme here.

As of today’s date, 30th November 2021, the only change is that you’ll need to wear a mask on public transport, if you’re travelling by tube, bus, train or taxi to get to our London rehabs. This is part of the Government’s aim to slow the spread of the Omicron Covid variant in the UK.

In our London addiction treatment centres, currently there is no requirement by law to wear a mask, but of course, you can do so if you choose.

Experiencing Both Online Rehab and our Rehab in London

In the first coronavirus lockdown, this client experienced our Online Rehab, then she chose to transition into the London addiction treatment centre in Acton. Hear her experience about how treatment at Help Me Stop worked for her.


Lucy describes the connection she felt in our Online Rehab

Lucy came to Help Me Stop for alcohol treatment. In this video, Lucy describes the emotional experience of her graduation, after successfully completing our Online Rehab programme for alcohol addiction. She talks about the friendships she formed in treatment and the pride of her family.

Either Way, Rehab in London or Online Rehab Work!

Please don’t delay getting addiction treatment. If you or a loved one is suffering with addiction, we have options to suit everyone at Help Me Stop. If Omicron Covid variant is worrying you, or you need to shield for a family member, then our Online Rehab is the perfect solution. If you prefer face-to-face rehab in London, then we are still here!

Please call +44(0)208 191 9191 to book your free assessment for alcohol addiction and/or drug addiction. We will assess if we’re the right addiction treatment centre for you, then you decide if we’re the right place for you – no pressure.

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